Paul Theroux





Paul Theroux

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April 10, 1941

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Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin. Although perhaps best known as a travel writer, Theroux has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast.


Average rating: 3.81 · 66,117 ratings · 5,119 reviews · 121 distinct works · Similar authors
The Great Railway Bazaar
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,295 ratings — published 1975 — 41 editions
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Dark Star Safari: Overland ...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,054 ratings — published 2002 — 25 editions
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The Mosquito Coast
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,508 ratings — published 1981 — 38 editions
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Riding the Iron Rooster
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,941 ratings — published 1983 — 25 editions
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The Old Patagonian Express:...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 4,847 ratings — published 1979 — 24 editions
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Ghost Train to the Eastern ...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,511 ratings — published 2008 — 32 editions
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Happy Isles of Oceania: Pad...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 3,118 ratings — published 1992 — 22 editions
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The Pillars of Hercules
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,441 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Kingdom by the Sea
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,143 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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The Lower River
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,394 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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“Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.”
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“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”
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“Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.”
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